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Kids" Shop hasnew Mason C 3unty owner PAGE A-13 i Jan. 2, 2014 - Week I - The Voice of Mason County since 1886 m $1 County approves budget $28.5M budget will use $1.5M in reserves By NATALIE JOHNSON natalie@masoncounty.com The Mason County Board of Commissioners approved the county's 2014 budget on the last day possible Dec. 31. The commission voted 2-1 in favor of the budget. "I think it's very appropri- ate we're passing this bud- get on New Year's Eve," said Commissioner Terri Jeffreys. "I'm very happy to pass this budget." See BUDGET on page A-8 -.-_. -E_: :- = INSIDE TODAY: Opinion Page A-4 Journal of Record Page A-9 Living Page A-11 Busiiless News Page A-13 0bituades Page A-17 Relfair Herald Page A-17 Sports Page B-1 Classifieds Page B-6 Legals Page B-8 Crossword Page B-8 Sudoku Page D-8 Outdoors NorlhWest Page C-1 8ilii!!l]l!!jllljlJ!l!!llli2 Journal photo by Tom Hyde Five power poles were knocked over or damaged on and around Cota eet on Dec. 26 after a Simpson Lumber Co. train carrying logging equipment snagged a power line. About 700 Mas( n County PUD 3 customers lost power after the accident. |  / Snagged lines ma3 have been tOo low Logging eq down polea By NAT natalie Mason Count ' a request to rais that a Simpson ] 45 pol By NATALIE natalie@maso Companies a commercial mar in Mason Count uipment pulls causes outages LIE JOHNSON msoncounty.com PUD 3 recently received the height of a power line umber Co, train snagged Journal photo by Mason County PUD 3 lineman John Archer cleans up oil spilled from a transformer after an accident toppled five power poles and cut power to customers in downtown Shelton, in downtown Shelton on Dec. 26, according to Joel Myer, PUD 3 public information and government relations manager. The PUD had a work order in place to raise the line and had completed design and engineering work. The material had been ordered for the project, but no work had been done. See TRAIN on page A-20 appli(:ations come from Mason County rOHNSON county.com pplied for 45 aana licenses according to the Washingtonstate Liquor Control Board. More than 3,700 applica- tions were received statewide during the month long process. Between Dec. 17 and Dec. 24, nine Mason County busi- nesses applied for producer, processor or retail licenses. The Euphorium LLC on K Street in Shelton applied for a retail license. Three companies had previ- ously applied for retail licenses in Mason County. Belfair Marijuana Depot, on Northeast state Route 3, CBD Associates on Johns Prai- rie and the Oyster Bay Group on Railroad Avenue in Shelton, See BUDGET on page A-8